The state minister for investment Evelyn Anite has given Dr. Charles Ayume very difficult conditions to obey if she is to support him in the fourth coming general elections despite Anite and other 13 NRM MPs who lost in party primaries declaring that they will be supporting all the NRM flag bearers in
the coming elections.
Dr. Charles Ayume won minister Anite in the recent NRM primary elections and now hold the party flag for the position of Member of Parliament for Koboko municipality.
Speaking to journalists at parliament, minister Anite noted that, “she has got a lot of work to do with Ayume if she is to fully support him.”
She has accused Ayume of being violent pinning him of beating up women of which Anite says these are not characters of NRM hence asking him to first agree to be reoriented by her and learn the party discipline if he is to get her full support in the coming election.
However, 13 other members of Parliament who lost in the NRM primaries have joined forces to convince others who were also trounced not to stand as independents.
The MPs who have vowed not to participate in the forthcoming elections claim that their foremost goal is to ensure that unity bounces back in the parry.
Led by the state minister for investment Evelyn Anite the MPs addressed the press today to lay out their strategy to mobilize for the NRM party in the coming general election.
The fallen MPs seek a reorganization of the party in order to iron out irregularities and mismanagement of the party that led to the chaotic primaries that were witnessed at the start of this month. They also seek to reconcile warring factions in various districts and ensure unity.
Key among the issues that they would like to address is the matter of the voters register that led to the confusion that surrounded the primaries leading to massive vote rigging in many areas.
They claim they are not in agreement with what transpired in the primaries but will not contest against the party.
Anite says that they will ask those who lost not to accept invitations to join other parties that are wooing them following their defeat in the NRM primaries.
Charles Illukor the Kumi county MP says the NRM party still remains the party to deliver Uganda from the problems it faces, he says, “he was courted by the FDC president Amuriat Oboi but he has opted to stay in the ruling party.”
Mawokota south Mp John Bosco Lubyayi has appealed to the party secretariat to work on cleaning the party voters register on time to control the disputes in the party elections that arose as a result of disorganized register.
Among the members who championed the strategy today is Lilian Nakate, Mandela Amos, John Bosco Lubyayi, Michael Tusiime, Abraham Byandala and Charles Illukor.